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Old 05-09-2016, 11:26 AM   #11
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My wife and I were not rabid fans with the feel of the shall we say "lightweight" walls, so we opted to have a super-secret undisclosed number reinforced for no other reason than to have the satisfaction of knowing we had "solid" walls. We're smart like that!
Dirk's in the same category as you and your wife, Nathan. So, we're getting the wall between the bed/bathroom and the two at the ends of the dinette reinforced. We did not get the one on top of the drawers as we're getting an additional drawer stack on top, which will reach to the bottom of the overhead cabinet.

We don't plan to put in any TVs or Umbra hooks, but there might be other items that will get mounted to the walls. Such as other style hooks and who knows what.

Let's see, I'm guessing 5 walls. More if you start counting dividers/walls in storage areas.
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:32 AM   #12
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Let's see, I'm guessing 5 walls. More if you start counting dividers/walls in storage areas.
Oh please! What would be the point if it were a just measly 5 walls?
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:41 AM   #13
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Oh please! What would be the point if it were a just measly 5 walls?
Oh man, this is a challenge. Gotta think about this one for a bit.
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We 'reinforced' 4 walls. It doesn't weigh that much more because it's plywood squares stuffed loosely between the pine frame. And in ours they were only 2/3 of the way down.

A sheet of plywood is around 75 lbs and you are using a fraction of that.

Water at 8 lbs a gallon .... Sloshing around in the three tanks is a lot more weight!
Much better explanation then I did Klem ! Pat
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:59 PM   #15
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My wife couldn't decide between having the hanging closet or shelves. I had those two walls reinforced in case she decided on the shelves - which she did soon after buying our 21'. I felt a lot more confident putting adjustable shelves in knowing that the walls were reinforced.
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My wife couldn't decide between having the hanging closet or shelves. I had those two walls reinforced in case she decided on the shelves - which she did soon after buying our 21'. I felt a lot more confident putting adjustable shelves in knowing that the walls were reinforced.
Yup, they work great should you decide to subdivide the cabinet. Escape doesn't put in adjustable shelves, so you can have the best of both if you're handy. We decided to keep a small hanging area (handy when packing a tuxedo) and make the rest drawers on adjustable shelves in our 21.
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Old 05-10-2016, 12:56 AM   #17
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Those drawers look great! Did you make them?
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Those drawers look great! Did you make them?
Nope. Can't beat their price or I would sell it as a product! Buy Pull Out Kitchen Cabinet Sliding Shelves & Drawers Online - Rollout Kitchen Drawers
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Has anyone just used the Command hooks? I don't plan on hanging up anything very heavy. Do they stick to the Escape woodwork? (I'd imagine they wouldn't stick to the walls.)
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Has anyone just used the Command hooks? I don't plan on hanging up anything very heavy. Do they stick to the Escape woodwork? (I'd imagine they wouldn't stick to the walls.)
Yes they do stick to "woodwork" . The panels used is really a paper like made to look like wood . You have to be careful or you can damage it . I have and others too .Pat
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